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GREIN ON GRAMMYS: BEST NEW ARTIST
Eight is enough. (10/22a)
RIRI PASSES ON SUPER BOWL LIII HALFTIME
Solidarity in action (10/19a)
BORN AGAIN, AGAIN
Can it hold off "Star" power? (10/22a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS BORN UNDER A BRAD SIGN
Gaga and Cooper on repeat (10/17a)
THE LAST HURDLE (UPDATE)
The final call will go down in Brussels. (10/22a)
GRAMMY CONTENDERS
We chat with big stars, rising stars and next big things.
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
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GREIN ON GRAMMYS: BEST NEW ARTIST
Eight is enough. (10/22a)
RIRI PASSES ON SUPER BOWL LIII HALFTIME
Solidarity in action (10/19a)
BORN AGAIN, AGAIN
Can it hold off "Star" power? (10/22a)
YOUR TOP 20 IS BORN UNDER A BRAD SIGN
Gaga and Cooper on repeat (10/17a)
THE LAST HURDLE (UPDATE)
The final call will go down in Brussels. (10/22a)
GRAMMY CONTENDERS
We chat with big stars, rising stars and next big things.
MMA FOR DUMMIES
Not Mixed Martial Arts; the Music Modernization Act, dummy.
IS IT COLD IN HERE?
...or are our bosses from outer space?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
RUMOR MILL
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10/22/18

Our Grammy Whisperer weighs in on "the hardest category to handicap."


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lyor mirror
10/22/18

After the AMAs telecast, some say the highlight of the evening was Lyor Cohen losing his cool at...


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asib
10/22/18

A Star Is Born now looks set for its third straight #1 on this week’s HITS Top 50 chart, while Future & Juice WRLD scores a strong #2 bow and debuts from Greta Van Fleet and Disturbed...


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Rob-light-2016
10/22/18

CAA’s Nashville office is hosting a music-specific, invitation-only career-development event for college students from across the country with an emphasis on diversity. On hand at The Hubb, as it’s been dubbed, will be UMG Nashville chief Mike Dungan; CAA Music topper Rob Light (pictured), Parallel Entertainment’s Travis Myatt, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment CEO Lou Taylor, BMI writer/artists Cameron Bedell and Alex Hall and producer David Hodges, among other industry heavyweights.


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Giles
10/22/18

Universal Music Group has decided Giles Martin has ears. UMG has created a job for him— Head of Audio & Sound—from which he will lead the company’s exploration and adoption of emerging audio formats and consumer technology.


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gaga
10/22/18

Interscope’s Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper-led A Star Is Born soundtrack spends its second week at #1 on the HITS Top 50 Chart, tacking on another 134k as the set approaches gold certification. The week’s highest-charting debut, however, belongs to QC/Motown/Capitol’s Quavo.


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elle king and co
10/22/18

RCA artist Elle King, touting her powerhouse new set, Shake the Spirit, recently performed on the Elvis Duran morning show and schmoozed with Elvis’ Crew as well as RCA’s Jessie Maldonado and Red Light’s Howard Petruziello and Ed Green. Elle declined to say whether or not the title of her single “Shame,” now Top 20 at Alternative radio, was inspired by us.


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Halloween (2018) poster[1]
10/22/18

Universal and Blumhouse's 2018 take on Halloween topped the weekend box office, scoring the second-largest October opening weekend of all time with $77.5m.


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MC-Caution
10/22/18

Mariah Carey is taking her upcoming Epic release Caution on a North American tour beginning at the end of February in Dallas. Dates in the Midwest, South and Northeast go on sale this week.


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kaceystaple
10/22/18

There’s a good chance that history will be made when they announce the winner for Best Country Album at the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Let’s look at the key contenders in various categories in the country field.


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ptx xmas.crop
10/22/18

Is it Christmas yet? No. But this Friday, you'll legitimately be able to say Christmas Is Here—at least where the seasonal offering from RCA's Pentatonix is concerned. What are the songs? Who are the guests? Read on.


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manos
10/22/18

Sony Music’s Manos Xanthogeorgis has moved to Columbia Records to take on the role of Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing and Media, reporting to Columbia GM Jenifer Mallory.


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hurdle
10/22/18

The EU is due to make a decision about Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing on 10/26. Will the European regulatory body clear the deal, block it or ask for further concessions?


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10/22/18

In the latest iteration of our animated abomination, Airhead, Steve Berman stars in A Star Is Born—and Lyor Cohen delivers a whole lot of fake news at a posh Beverly Hills establishment. See it on the big screen, if you can.


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Capitol Records sunset
10/19/18

As you'll have noticed from a perusal of our latest Song Revenue Chart, Capitol is hot, with fully half of the Top 10. They also have two of the Top 5 releases on our Top 50.


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glynne
10/19/18

Jess Glynne has a second U.K. Official Albums #1 with Always In Between, while Little Mix have the highest new entry on the singles side.


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Portnow Neil17
10/19/18

Our top trending topics this week coincide with our annual Grammy Preview 2018 special, hot off the presses. They include outgoing Recording Academy chief Neil Portnow, sizzling-hot Interscope chief John Janick, the “Up”-wardly mobile Ella Mai and the rock-renaissance men of Greta Van Fleet, as well as several industry heavyweights who look fabulous in tuxedos and evening gowns...


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grammytrophy
10/19/18

Grammy Whisperer Paul Grein takes a look at who’s making the cut...


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Greta
10/19/18

Rock bands ride high this flipover Friday on iTunes while multiple rappers plant their flags in sales and streams.


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King IS
10/19/18

5 Seconds of Summer secure a fourth #1 week at T40, while Drake takes the whole damn cake at Rhythm and at Modern Rock, Marshmello catches fire...


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Weezer, "Can't Knock the Hustle"
Presenting the first clip from Weezer's forthcoming set, The Black Album. The vid features Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, and the track just premiered on iHeartRadio. Look for the Crush band to join fellow Alternative legends The Pixies on the road in the spring for a series of Live Nation-presented North American dates.
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"...Baby One More Time" by the immortal @britneyspears came out 20 YEARS AGO. What were we doing? Working here. Sig… https://t.co/lFPrhGKdvi
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Best New Artist #grammys2019 eligibility: Grammy Whisperer @PaulGrein on who's in, who's out for consideration.… https://t.co/1WBFzmTEjr
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What will @QuavoStuntin & @ellamai do in their first week? How will the @ladygaga @starisbornmovie ST do in its sec… https://t.co/57XAjvtwX3